You were my first formal call after descending from the Himalayas! I want to thank you for helping to make my re-integration so sweet. It was officially a hoot connecting with you… finally : )
Now let me just shoot straight Tam, you are an absolute firecracker and it would be a privilege to work with you. Far more than pretty pictures, I’m here to offer an adventure beyond aesthetics… a truthful and potent experience.
It is from here that we will truly amplify your message.
But you already knew that, so here’s a breakdown of how it works. This is based on our current conversation and can be tailored to suit any new ideas that may arrive. Mid to late January is the current, ideal window to play.
THE BRAND ELEVATION PACKAGE: HOW IT WORKS
We come to you:
It's pretty simple. I travel with an Assistant Wizard named Jeffrey and we will seek you out in your favourite, most comfortable environment. You help champion the locations, we create the magic.
What we do:
I'll take Soul Portraits (aka headshots ++), lifestyle images and short teaser videos (aka Truth Drops). As you know, I'm not interested in creating stiff, canned speaking collateral that looks like everyone else. We are going to unravel and create authentic, unique and captivating content that eloquently captures you (the real you)… cause that’s what the world really wants.
What to wear:
We will co-ordinate with this closer to the date. A quick rule of thumb, solids over prints, mostly dark with options in light. I heard you own a few hundred DVF wrap dresses… so if we can find some solids over the signature prints - they work better in photos ; ) Basically, think timeless, think interesting necklines and simple jewelry. What's most important is that it's something you're comfortable in, something that feels like you.
Trust the process:
My job is to capture the essence of who you truly are (and there are rumours out there that I'm good at it). I use some untraditional tactics to pull the best out of people, so you may feel it to be less of a photo shoot and more of a life experience. Even if you feel out of your comfort zone, I promise you're in good hands.
Once we've wrapped the shoot, Jeffrey and I will go through the hundreds/thousands of photos and choose the best images. That usually takes 5-8 business days depending on how many gigs we have that week. I'll load those onto my website for you to view. Once you choose the images you want, I'll give them a little extra love and turn them around within 7 business days. Just to be clear, it could be as long as three weeks for you to get your final images, depending on how quickly you get back to us on your final selections.
A note about videos:
I don't personally edit videos. Though I can provide editing services at an additional cost, it's a service I outsource and oversee. The good news is, I shoot each Truth Drop in one take. I do the initial cuts in and out for each segment, but if you want fancy fades, branding, logos, lower thirds or other bells and whistles, please know that's not included in the quoted price.
WHAT YOU GET
1.5 day, multi-location shoot:
I work with you for 4-8 hours per day over the course of two days.
Soul Portraits (8 images):
Traditional headshots are designed to make you fit in. Soul Portraits will make you stand out. It’s time for your essence to shine.
Lifestyle Shoot (8 images):
People don't hire speakers, they hire humans. My lifestyle shots are crafted to highlight the best of you… off-stage, intimate and wonderfully real. This includes priceless moments with the kids and whole-hearted laughing!
5 Truth Drop videos (30-90 seconds):
Stage footage rarely captures your uniqueness in an authentic or human way. That's why I invented Truth Drop videos. They are raw, trustable and captivating. We'll shoot up to five to help convey exactly why you are the bee’s knees of this industry.
My biggest take away from working with Simon… focus less on the speaker’s reel and more on your message. Truth Drops are the most potent offering I have to help you accomplish this. I believe you in particular Tamsen, will convey very powerfully in this format.
For the Soul Portraits, Lifestyle images and Truth Drops, the Brand Elevation Package is usually $8,000. However, given that I have highlighted your name as one-to-watch, and that I would like to establish a healthy ongoing relationship, I'm happy to offer it for only $6,500.
Two flights, two nights, uber, meals and incidentals… ballpark $1,500 [from west coast]. Once the conversation moves to dates, we can coordinate where we will be coming in from and fine tune to the friendliest side of details. Don't worry, I grew up on a farm Downunder, so there won’t be any diva action.
A Little Less:
If you’d like to remove the Truth Drops from the equation, your discounted investment would be $5,000 plus expenses.
A Little Extra:
If you would like to add stage shots to the equation, the discounted package total would be $8,000 plus expenses. Examples at the bottom of the page.
$2,500 to lock in the experience for January. $4,000 due a week prior to the shoot. The expense invoice and any remaining fees are due before delivery. If you would to organise any special payment arrangements, that is dandy.
Tamsen, I hope the details above give you a good idea of how we can work together and set the stage for your continued world domination!!!
I'm happy to answer any additional questions you may have. Feel free to call/text anytime or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ON THE STAGE EXAMPLES
SHITS & GIGGLES
Remember me mentioning my Family Portrait series, here is a cheeky peek!
**Jeffrey is the one wearing the basket as a hat above (ain’t he adorable)